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you're watching out of their arms the whole robin these are all top news stories italy's new prime minister has arrived for his meeting with the french president manuel macro in paris after they agreed on the need for new initiatives on even immigration the two sides are engaged in a war of words over rome's refusal to accept a migrant rescue ship with more than six hundred people on board the issue of immigration is causing a major rift in germany between angela merkel's christian democrats and their various sister party the christian social union the c.s.u. wants to refuse entry to people who've already made asylum claims elsewhere in europe something chancellor merkel which acts. of god is our ministry of defense says the chief of the pakistani taliban has been killed in a drone strike. was targeted by
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a us drone strike on june thirteenth in afghanistan's konar province jennifer glass has more from kabul. spokesman for the defense ministry saying that mollifies lolo was killed in that airstrike late on wednesday night on the thirteenth of june the americans will only say that they did carry out an airstrike on the thirteenth of june thirteenth of june against the leader of a known terrorist organization which of course t.t.p. was now in march the americans offered a five million dollars reward for any information leading to the whereabouts or capture of mullah fazlullah but of course the athlete is the afghan ministry of defense saying that it was killed it's so difficult in those areas it's a remote area by the border it's very mountainous and kumar province and we have seen before reports of people killed and it's very very difficult to confirm them because it's it's very difficult terrain it is contested terrain it is terrain that's on a contested border as well so right now it is just the afghan ministry of defense
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confirming the death of this t.t.p. leader that the leader of the pakistani taliban not only responsible for the attempt on the use of size life but also responsible for that terrible attack on a school in pre-show in pakistan in two thousand and fourteen that killed more than one hundred thirty two people most of them children though humans who three rebel leaders calling all their supporters to fight back against so the liberal government forces are closing in on the vital port city of the data china says it will respond quickly if the u.s. and also the new road of tone so according to u.s. media reports the new duties could target about fifty billion dollars worth of chinese imports trump has been trying to fulfill a campaign pledge to close the what he calls of trading practices. possible beijing . the u.s. government hasn't officially announced these tariffs but we've known about them for weeks the government has said it will publish a list of affected items on the fifteenth of june but the tariffs are expected to
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come into effect shortly after alternately the u.s. wants to reduce its trade deficit with china and it wants to give american companies greater access to the chinese market the two countries have been holding talks to avoid a possible trade war and after three rounds of talks the chinese have agreed to increase their purchases of farm and energy products from us by as much as seventy billion dollars but if these tariffs go ahead that deal will be void and china has threatened to further action. many of. them if the united states takes unilateral protectionist measures harming china's interests we will quickly react and take necessary steps to resolutely protect our fair legitimate rights if the terror of posed they could complicate the relationship between china and the u.s. at a time when the u.s. needs china's help in enforcing u.n. sanctions on north korea the trumpet ministration believes it is these tougher sanctions that played a part in forcing north korea to the negotiation table but some analysts also say
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because the talks between north korea and the u.s. were a success then trump now has a little bit more leeway to be tougher on china with regards to trade because china is not going to want to derail the process for denuclearization on the korean peninsula because that is consistent with china's own security interests in the european union member countries serve unanimously voted to plan to impose tariffs on u.s. products the move will target goods worth three point three billion dollars those are the headlines about that more news in half an hour here on our next well deserved it's the war in october to stay with us.
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london october the fifth nine hundred seventy three. shortly after midnight the phone rings in the home of debbie asher of an israeli case officer handling and egyptian spy they simply called the source. it is the source himself his message is simple i need to meet the boss. within minutes shrub has called television to wake his superior speed samir director of israel's intelligence service. in just a few hours samir is heading for the british capital. later and one of
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my sons london safe houses samir meets the source. the information he hears is astonishing. but what makes it all the more important is the identity of the man delivering it. off mol one was one of the best spot used in escanaba history he was the perfect spy he was not only cliff and very of a fish and thought he was also great crossed with the information he was a lot of people from nasa. with the right hand man of president saddam. so when my one told the mayor that the following day at eight hundred hours egypt and syria would launch an attack on israel there was every reason to believe him. but was this a genuine leak from the very center of a gyptian power over was the source operating under orders giving information
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designed to deceive they knew nothing of the someone like ashraf out of juan will do nothing without alters from either the egyptian intelligence service all the political leadership from president said that himself. fourteen hundred hours saturday sixth of october my nine hundred seventy three. of the holiest day in the jewish calendar young people the day of atonement. egypt and syria launch an all out war against israel. the targets liberating the sinai peninsula and the golan heights territories occupied by israel six years
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earlier in the six day war. israel is completely unprepared its regular army outnumbered its reservists not yet present on either front. so the question of how to israel which scored such just because. just six years before the six day war or miso to get into this situation there's us. the six day war which because of the split venture of. israel could abort earth loops. that lightning victory brought with it an illusion of invulnerability. israel seemed secure behind a protective military cuts and. and despite intelligence warnings during september nine hundred seventy three of an upcoming arab attack the head of amman israel's
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military intelligence general. was convinced there was nothing to worry about. saddam's close relationship with the soviets guaranteed a supply of military hardware. at the israelis knew he had been able to obtain the latest generation of attack weapons. without that israel's military might outweight egypt in the balance. but ever since the humiliation of the six day war egyptians had to see their country fight back. as it can she says fawzia as there was a device they think feeling of a crisis and they feel there was tension there was disorder including the most gracious and the occupation of the harry of square and everyone wanted to fight
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back the regime was accused of failure and their far so that was heavily criticized the. people in the streets agitated for the most powerful constituency of all egypt's more than one million strong army was desperate to show that it could fight and win against the israeli enemy they had to look at every day just two hundred meters across the suez canal. and implicitly in the matter that israeli flag i cannot describe the feeling of my generation knows this feeling very well you know stretching for one hundred sixty seven kilometers there's really flags up are you in every kilometer to right before your eyes of all along the canal god i swear this week nearly turned the color of the suez canal black i saw was black and when i looked towards the desert i saw it
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only grading from black to gray at the lower just so much depressing color this as a building. with outdated weapons and lacking the ability to liberate the whole of sinai in a military operation in february nine hundred seventy one less than four months after taking power sadat offered a peace deal if the israelis would withdraw from sinai. israeli prime minister golda made rebuffed the offer. why should i but. now after that experience that everybody under. can assure. you something more terrible than we had. for israel then to give up. a side. would have probably been an impractical thing to achieve unfortunately
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sometimes it really does take a military offensive to change perceptions of negotiating skills. so it had to be. but sadat had a bold idea in mind. could a limited war bring the attention of the world superpowers back to the region and jump start stalled peace initiatives. it was a plan developed by his chief of staff sergeant says lee. and another called before the. now we can cross the souse going to go with infantry troops one of the stop but then two fifty kilometers advancing our air defenses to the west bank of the canal. have the kind of which gives us an anti aircraft amberleigh for fifteen kilometers east of the canal at that point i stop even if the enemy withdraws
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because the enemy has one of two options either confront in which case i can inflict huge losses or stop two feet of those big losses at all now that it's across if. as he contemplated a limited war sadat found an ally. opposite as it had come to power in syria in one nine hundred seventy through a coup de tat. he too had points to prove to his people. they have and that's out there on the face of the said as he lets up last year we should not forget that half of the lawsuit was the defense minister during the one nine hundred sixty seven defeat and he was mainly held accountable because you cannot exonerate the defense minister for such a defeat to the syrian army that off the set aside of history so when half of the us it came to power in syria he started to absolve himself of the one nine hundred
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sixty seven defeat and to prepare the syrian army for the next battle but when would that be ok no one knew that modoc and in that matter that. in a series of meetings throughout the one nine hundred seventy three sadat and refined the war plan. it was given the code name bedded after the prophet muhammad's fust victorious battle against the nonbelievers. when they met in syria in late august and all spacious date was chosen. on the sixth of october the tenth day of ramadan the muslim holy month the jewish holy day of young capote egypt and syria would launch a surprise attack against israel. but first a setback in the air unintentionally served to disguise the buildup and confuse the
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enemy. on the thirteenth of september israeli and syrian jets clashed over the mediterranean. the dogfight ended with the syrians losing thirteen aircraft the israelis only won. the heart of. my critics the bear afterwards when the syrian forces started building up we thought that in their opinion we deserved some sort of retribution but that the build up was because of that the come up. as syrian troop concentrations in the golan grew to the south on the suez canal there were clear signs of something similar. but it's a whole lot of meat that said father gary the super go to let's remove egyptian army i was getting stronger i constantly exercised i saw them raising the sun from their side hires them even higher than ours and opening gaps and getting into the
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water measuring the journey carrying out all sorts of exercises crème forms the high command but they said don't worry how many of these are just standard egyptian army exercises the patience of obviously. only five months previously the israelis had responded quickly to a similar build up. they'd mobilize their reserves only to find that the egyptians had gone no further than the edge of the suez canal. this time on israel's military intelligence was determined not to make the same costly mistake was. in a document that i'm published. of october fifth it was a perfect description of the egyptian army ready to go to war the bottom line was we nevertheless believe that there was no change in the egyptian estimate regarding
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the balance of forces with the i.d.f. and therefore the likelihood for war is low. but all that was about to change. that same night in london a chef marwan up the nasr son in law and said dotson phonation secretary would tell israel's. mogens chief that the attack would begin at eight hundred hours the next day. at zero eight hundred hours on the sixth of october the israeli cabinet met in emergency session. instead of attending a young couple prayers to ask forgiveness for their sins they had been summoned by the threat of imminent war. there was an argument of broke up. and. to the ship of the but out to mobilize the horror was almost the minister of defense for the time of. his fights well before and
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if is a mobilize have a selves. then in triptans may claim that it is is that intends to. and they feel that we have to make it clear that is and was that they're not israel is attacking. in spite of diane's opposition at zero nine hundred hours a cabinet decided on immediate mobilization of israeli reserves. meanwhile on this holiest of holy days israeli soldiers on the front lines fasted and prayed. but their calm was to be interrupted with the news of the upcoming war . ironically across the canal egyptian troops were given their first warning of war at exactly the same time. they were to break their mother in fast and prepare for battle. but the attack would come earlier than the israelis had
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been led to believe. that they were at. the battalion commanders gathered us but he said break you fast we laughed but he distributed tea and dates and we broke our fast when we broke our fast but there felt the dread there is no one who doesn't feel fear he said today at two pm and god willing you though we have vent and all we go invade. the operation again the chief of staff sergeant shehadi issue just with guidebooks it was an important document to every officer and soldier dictating beat us all but led he went across the raft and its number who's on your right and on your left the content of your duffel bag and everything it was wonderful he kept the crew. in an operation they had rehearsed many times over the past six years. five
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egyptian infantry division's would storm across the suez canal. code named of caught the israeli defense plan was based on the fifteen strong points of the bar-lev line. manned by just four hundred fifty men these foods would be supported by bringing one hundred tanks of the sinai armored division into position on the water line. enough it was thought to foil any egyptian attempt to cross the canal. dove caught would be triggered two hours before the start of the battle and that would be at six pm they knew that from a show of murder one the source. because then a friend yes yes it led primarily to the situation were there were no tanks in the positions in the egyptian front because the commander of the sun command gave an order not to move and tank to their positions before four o'clock and often on he
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was certain like everyone else but what was stopped six. in two thousand and two. exposed on mosques. and when i did eat it was us off my wall on the egyptian national hero because in more of your he was a double agent and in fact he won't be joining the calm of the gibson deception plan before night as ever to speak. of a job a six hundred hours war. two hundred twenty jets at the egyptian at full scrawls the suez canal heading for the sinai. their targets israel's command centers fields and anti-aircraft batteries. but have to have some secular for
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a if the busts either flying at the altitude of five kilometers i was looking at sinai an explosion here another there is really anti-aircraft missiles targeting our planes in our planes striking at their missile sites but you know what it was like a wedding or a fairy lights the lights flashing on an arc of a beautiful city i mean sinai looked almost joyful. amelle of the bizarre. the egyptian air craft return to the f. fields off to destroying their targets for the loss of just eight planes. but one of their first casualties was significant president sadat sprog. of the for its author facade that was my classmate we never felt he was a president's brother or anything like that he looked like a movie star
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a landie along with fair hair green eyes so elegant and so manly and he talked his own pilot and the knowledge but because of his competence not his brother because. within minutes of the first aerial attacks a massive alltel or a barrel which begins. to eat. twenty minutes off to zero hour under cover of the continuing artillery fire the first wave of egyptian ground troops crossed the canal. four thousand men and seven hundred twenty rafts. there in an f. c. in a shelter to praise be to god we found ourselves on the other bank can you imagine
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if we climbed the sand wolf it's one timmy to high sand would not just feel fault but when the soldiers were climbing over to act like butterflies and hide as a good beginning. with the warhol for now old dove caught the israeli defense plan is rushed into action. tanks begin their move towards the canal from where they've been dug in five kilometers to the east. when the egyptian infantry first got across the canal they knew how the israelis will respond they had. eighty three. infantry portable missile systems that was. proved
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very effective against israeli armor. i had a million questions does not myside have enough destructive power but with the first missile and the first tank that's also everything for me. in this war you knew less an emerging from the egyptian special forces an infantry that a single soldier cannot take a. the previous week mike thank you it was a lesson that was not just all over the wood but that it's a good. three hours into the war forty five egyptian infantry battalions formed thirty two thousand men have crossed the canal. the
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forwards of the bar-lev line have been taken or besieged most of the israeli tanks have been destroyed. it has failed. to soft but so far. from a. at the end of the day he had just to tell us left of my battalion along with my armored personnel carrier. so then they notified me that there's a brigade on its way to be a leader and that the brigade commander for gabby i meet asks where is the battalion and i say therefore this is the battalion and laugh though he knows me and knows that i joke around sometimes for permits and i said to him no gabby this is the battalion. or if you love every book. after the first wave of egyptian infantry has made the canal crossing thirty five battalions of
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engineers follow. add that once you fit look at. the engineers crossed with the second wave they put the palms together fixed the hoses and started to point them at the sand wall and started falling down feet this was a big breakthrough as opening up the hostages who enable us to operate the ferries a move some call it across especially the battalions artillery and the weapons needed to stop any counterattack by the enemy on the eastern side of the image and with them. last. the next phase of the engine is work was to erect a pontoon bridge just for the tanks and heavy weapons. by
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sunrise on day two it looked as if the rule had been an unequivocal success for egypt's armed forces. one hundred thousand men. more than a thousand tanks and over ten thousand other vehicles had crossed the suez canal with only minimal losses. the egyptian army came away from the one nine hundred sixty seven arab israeli war ashamed of itself and in nineteen seventy three the egyptian army proved that it was capable of military success and military victory that was very important to the egyptians as a fighting force because it proved to them that they themselves could succeed.
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you're watching algis their arms the whole ramadan and these are all top news stories the u.s. has announced a new round of tariffs on chinese imports worth about fifty billion dollars the trade representative's office says a twenty five percent duty will be slapped on more than one thousand three hundred chinese products early on friday china's sadly respond quickly to any unilateral protectionist measures from the u.s. now this comes just a day after secretary of state mike pompei i met chinese president xi jinping in beijing and european union member countries have unanimously back to plan to impose tariffs on u.s. products the move will target goods worth three point three billion dollars afghanistan's ministry of defense says the chief of the pakistani taliban has been killed in a drone strike while our first alert was targeted by
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a us drone strike on june thirteenth in afghanistan's konar province under as well as command that he could taliban carried out unsuccessful attempts to kill child activist malala yousafzai in two thousand and nine. yemen's hooty rebel leader who plea is calling on his supporters to fight back against saudi and a variety backed government forces who are closing in on the vital port city of the data the u.n. says it should remain open for humanitarian supplies italy's prime minister has arrived for his meeting with french president manuel macro after the two sides agreed on the need to new incentives on immigration the two sides are engaged in a war of words over roads refusal to accept a migrant rescue ship with more than six hundred people on board now the issue of immigration is causing a major rift in germany between angela merkel's christian democrats and their varian sister party these christian social union the c.s.u. wants to refuse entry to people who've already made asylum claims elsewhere in
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europe something chancellor merkel rejects. i personally believe that illegal migration is one of the great challenges that the european union is facing and that we should not take unilaterally that we should not act inconsistently and that we should not hectic at the expense of third parties that we rallies across the u.s. against trump's administration as separation of migrant children from families seeking asylum in the united states thousands of children have been forcibly removed from their parents those were the headlines are back with al jazeera news hour in half an hour we continue here on al-jazeera with the war in october do stay with us. at fourteen hundred hours on october sixth nine hundred seventy three young kids poor siren sounded across israel. it was warm again.
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a sean bell of channel publishing vicious trade the elegant szish of the world of features a hold of the one memory i have from the one nine hundred fifty six while i was hearing air raid sirens at night when my father rapping me in a fit blanket and running with me to the shelter about sixty of them on yom kippur or at two in the afternoon we heard a siren when i did the same thing i took the very same blanket wrapped my six month old son up and out the i ran with him to the shelter of possibly her looked after it does not was the first time that i knew i was a war going on about st paul i make lot of the show last year of on the chicago little home. at the same time as egypt was crossing the suez canal and the golan heights to israel's north syria join the fray. but that is hard as i turn to the president has said and said it is time he said
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that with god's blessing we start i picked up the phone and gave the operation code it was better but added. better but at. least. one hundred fifty syrian jets started the war with a massive aerial strike on israeli positions and the go on to sleep. in minutes later a thousand artillery pieces opened fire paving the way for the ground assault and. three syrian infantry divisions formed to forty thousand troops and six hundred tanks across the puppy line the ceasefire line after the nine hundred sixty seven war. two hours into the war the syrians gained their first significant victory when they captured israel's eye
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a key israeli vantage point two thousand meters above sea level on top of mount hermon. this is what was the what was it the syrian paratroopers who carried out the operation advanced first on foot then another unit was dropped by helicopters with the plan to mount hermon and both units were able to capture the israeli forces who surrendered to the weapons then they raise the syrian flag on mount terminal and that was the best news we received during the first hour. side with. the syrian paratroopers we're joined by a unit of palestinian commandos. but that so what. you cannot imagine the feeling you are now to catching something from the israelis for the first time in their lives where. the battle for the outpost lasted only forty five minutes thirteen israeli soldiers were killed thirty one taken prisoner
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. for them. or about our home they captured the outpost and had with them russian and german experts who dismantled all their equipment at the. actually they passed by us carrying the equipment from the outpost which had belonged to the israeli army. and. facing the massive syrian ground assault was an outnumbered israeli defensive line guarded by two hundred israeli soldiers and ten outposts and two ahmed brigades numbering almost one hundred eighty tanks. we forgot the music. of bach i looked up and i saw dust tracks coming from the east and it was of course tanks coming towards us as they advanced it began to get dark so we started
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shooting at them from very long range for five kilometers and we tried to stop their advance then just as they were getting close enough that we were starting to hurt them darkness fell. by nightfall on day one pushing through unguarded holes in the israeli line syrian tanks would penetrate into central go around the key city of. capital of the occupied heights. come attorney and. the second big news came with the breakthrough of the seventh division into the outskirts of. the third success was when the ninety vision it reached. that's a town named the south of. it meant that there was encircled from many sides and that was very good news. for.
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yet more syrian tanks had now advanced into southern gaulin forming a bulge and. recapturing a large part of the strategic heights. by midnight the syrians had made major gains but now strangely the order came to stop the advance and regroup for another assault in the morning. before them the road stretching down to the jordan valley and the heart of israel and defended. just a few kilometers to the east on the edge of the golan the positions which had they been taken would have been virtually impregnable. it's clear that the syrian army did not permit junior commanders discretion in how to act out and regardless of which senior person was in control in damascus nobody felt that vague could just side to continue without the approval from damascus. president
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hafez al assad was controlling the syrian army with an iron grip. no one was allowed to act outside the original plan. or free of it nor can. he lived with us he had a bedroom at the command center he slept there and when he woke up he used to salute us and take his place behind the operations desk he was always there in the command center or in his room in the same place or after office in the car. within hours almost a quarter of a million israelis would be mobilized. these reservists were vital supports without them the regular forces were facing a huge arab numerical superiority. the syrians had calculated it would take the israeli reserves twenty four hours to
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reach the goal line. in fact the first time with their by midnight at the end of day one just. fifteen hours after they had been mobilized. this nine hour difference was to prove crucial. essentially once the syrians failed to take it in twenty four hours then at that stage you have the israelis beginning to really organize themselves and the syrian victory becomes increasingly less likely as as as israel has mobilized. at first light on day two syrian tank commanders could see fifteen kilometers west down to the sea of galilee and the city of tire various but also in the sites israeli tanks that simply shouldn't have been that. could have said that hama they were the syrians began to lose the war they didn't know this yet because the reserve tanks
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like my brigade started being ready after just fifteen hours instead of twenty four hours some of them went out alone but mainly by status take over from the regular forces join the night combat between october sixth and seventh and shoot the she looked up. shortly off to doon ignoring the fact that the israelis had successfully mobilized to meet them the syrians launched their plan tank assault. their main target was nothing. the israeli advanced command center and the strategic crossroads that controls the golan. after capturing the syrians would move westwards towards the but not bridge over the jordan river. the bridge was less than fifteen kilometers away and beyond that lay the israeli mainland. the israelis were
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on the verge of disaster. and of your we want to assure. you we suddenly started shooting at the syrians from three or four different directions we fired on the syrians were stopped some of them managed to bypass enough. but we beat the syrians here and it was here that a battle would have lasted till the night of october seventh finally and the. israelis managed to stop the syrians but paid a heavy price and men and tanks. on top of the casualties the commander of the hundred eighty eighth armored brigade. venture homme was killed along with his deputy and operations officer. having failed in his main objective to take the israeli forward base that now found in his damascus command bunker president assad's decisions were looking increasingly desperate. salame walking.
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the earth at one point a brigade was ordered to attack i gave the order to the commander being aware of the situation on the battlefield he asked me to postpone the attack from six in the morning to make it ten that i took this request from the brigade commander to the president i told him he's asking to postpone that attack until ten the president became angry he said he must start that attack at six o'clock otherwise he can hand over to his deputy i try to ease the tension and then i made the suggestion again i said there is no difference between six and ten except that around two thousand of our troops will be killed so please approve ten but he became even more angry and hit the table with his fist of the belly out on. me. on days three and four faced with a series of deadlocks acid simply repeated the strategy that had previously. failed
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to achieve a breakthrough. in a desperate throw of the dice to further the divisions numbering five hundred tanks were brought forward to compensate for the losses of the first two days a. week where we stood there and shocks like mad men me included i was in my own world aiming at the tanks heading towards us shooting down the first second third and fourth i hit some twenty twenty five tanks and everyone everyone took aim and shelter and shot and shot. contribute. in northern golan in a place that became known as the valley of tears by the end of day for the israelis had destroyed hundreds of syrian tanks. the same fate befell the first syrian army division during repeated attempts to capture enough.
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but. would go far i think that today looking back forty years to the battle of now five. when the syrian first division decided to withdraw and not complete its mission to get to the jordan valley that was the critical stage in the battle to defend the golan heights. avocado lanny and spica green gold would both receive the medal of valor israel's highest military decoration. but this israeli victory. was not won by bravery alone. the neck of the better for the front of the south he had the best idea why and to that one tank is sometimes better than another club at that and so one israeli tank can destroy twenty syrian tanks and fail because if a tank that can fire the same hit and destroy at a range of two thousand others faces fifty tanks with guns with
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a range no greater than fifteen hundred meters with simple math that one tank can destroy all the other tanks that it was shells cannot reach at the bed and let the law. it's just a matter of technical excellence not competence in combat. i don't deny the courage of the syrian officers and soldiers but unfortunately israel had better tanks and. say what to follow but the bet. on the morning of the ninth of october the israelis launched their counterattack. moving north from the jordan valley they opened fire on syrian tanks and south golan pushing them back before the onslaught. by the following morning the syrian threat had been neutralized two thirds of their tanks destroyed or abandoned on the battlefields the syrians were in full retreat back where they had started before
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hostilities began. a story and that's what has surfaced one day the syrians were overtaken by enthusiasm during the first two days thinking they could overpower israel that meant taking over the goal line of an approaching occupied palestine given that they thought they could end the war but the overstretched themselves and lost a lot of tanks during those first three days that it has set a year. however in sinai to the south egyptians had used their success on day one to secure a defensive bridgeheads. with two field armies dug in across the canal the second in the north and the third in the south they were prepared for the inevitable israeli counterattack.
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by the end of day two to move israel's most famous generals ariel sharon and don had arrived at the suez front. each with an arm and division of over three hundred tanks. they were ready to launch a carefully planned counterattack. a downs division to the north would sweep south to expel the egyptian second army from its bridgehead. then once out on how to push the egyptians back across the canal share owns division would move against the egyptian third army to repeat the process in the south.
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at zero nine hundred hours on october eighth. the attack began. suddenly we see that tanks of our brothers movie. in the play but that's not the division which is more than just little forces of tanks. it's not a division at that. it's not in the right direction instead from north to south they come for us from east to west and we see just before that ice at their enemy fire shells in the desert books of fire around any tank.
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but when you see builders to fire with fire that them with every weapon we had it was a massacre a massacre of all sorts of weapons then to turn saigon the size of three g.'s of digits enough to do soldiers were moving like birds like birds jumping from one tree to another they would hide behind the ramp to the tank was fifty meters away and within range and then they fired at it they would not go there to one out then move on to the next step and a lot then. i married people who protest i remember i was a tank company commander in the six day war and i fought on saunas northern road but this time i faced completely different soldiers soldiers who are much more determined soldiers who are certainly different from what i saw in the six day war in the very same place in the pyramid of
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a home after it no not now not that i know now. we. were able. to give they say you know a lot of. israel's initial counterattack had failed. and after losing fifty of his tanks add on ordered his forces to full back to defensive positions. was still in terms of prestigious israeli tank crews had been taken prisoner of war including a tank battalion commander left tenant a sufi gouri. for the first time in its twenty five year history israel was on the defensive. sustaining heavy casualties and unable to achieve the superiority of one nine hundred sixty seven on land or in the
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air. in the six day war it had dominated the skies. but now the israeli air force found itself facing a wall of surface to add missile batteries employing the latest soviet sam technology. and by know. they built an anti-aircraft system which is among the best the most effective in the world. they use their missiles towards the canal and even transferred some of the lighter missiles to the other side and of course it was an effective system that i must admit. it out of sheer k.m.'s. to achieve as superiority these release had to try to knock out egypt sound more. but the missile defenses took a heavy toll of the attacking ak rofft. by
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day four of the war israel had lost forty eight panes and eight of its entire afros . set off by fire thirty one me side and down sixteen aircraft and that's one point eight me sides were each target that's a record because their issue is supposed to be two or three missiles for each plane . i only ever know i was wrong in my open exploded rules. don't remember me powerful people exploded and i woke up with. an addiction. is the first week of conflict ended israel suffered another serious blow. on the thirteenth of october in front of the world's media the last of israel's bar-lev line of fortresses surrendered to the forty third battalion of egyptian commandos.
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said in an assurance i couldn't believe my eyes seeing the israeli soldiers waving the white flag and humiliated as those still we cheated them very well. for using. last out for india. even if. the israeli surrender was a moment of humiliation not for many thought that when your enemy is so humiliated so the extent that it touches you that is something with the lieutenant the commander of the stronghold saluted our commander brought down the israeli flag folded it at that put his going on it and handed it to him he took it and raised the egyptian flag up high and they saluted it i was tearful and so happy and thinking oh my god if i were him i would kill myself yet and i love.
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the surrender of fourteen as a half finally destroyed the myth of the supposedly impregnable bar-lev line. is almost medieval forts which had cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build and proved useless as israel's first line of defense. of a mature market we featured sions big advantage over us unless you don't cripple war was that they didn't large themselves regarding how they'd functioned in the six day war and they fixed what they were capable of fixing up we lie to ourselves about what happened in the six day war and that we paid the price that shot that's about it. as week one of this october war ended the streets of cairo filled with people reveling in their country's military triumphs. six years of defeat and been reversed
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mom. put in a week to triumph would turn to tense. it was a war that united egypt and syria are against israel but in the heat of the battle that different agendas soon became apparent i suppose the dream was to the venge to see to my sixty seven when president sadat came to power he told us just give me ten centimeters of land in the east the second of a three part series the israeli population were told that their troops were on the west bank of the so it's going to explore the second week of the war in october on al-jazeera.
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i have to phone. me. sponsored by cattle i always. cold weather continues across central and southern parts of south america all loss of cloud around just around power quiescing down towards the southeastern corner of brazil because of all the cool weather here thirteen celsius for us and she is struggling to get into double phase i for one assess the least of this dry plenty of recall but crisp sunshine santiago says temperatures getting up while the most pleasant eighteen degrees on friday off need some of that here really as we go on into sas day by sas day when standing to come in from a gentle movie direction eleven celsius f one assassin all fantastic but touch woman twenty three celsius with some rain there for rio further north that's where
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the proper right is no the piles of the still pushing up towards a good part of those northern areas venezuela colombia panama break down poles there into panama nicaragua costa rica also seeing some live fish as you can see across that western side of the caribbean and the choice up with a very heavy rain associated with that tropical system because a tropical depression just to the south all vaca polka and that will drag abit heavy rain to the southwest and cold mexico the showers do continue for honduras for quite some mala will set western side of the caribbean into the gulf not too bad for much of the greater antilles out a little further east though whether it's. always. army has been forced by their food bowl for good i'm think about overnight really had lead extreme when real madrid it's love worth by. a hundred million euros expresses a position on something the world anti-doping agency has to take notice to. al-jazeera continues its investigation into the widespread use of performance
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enhancing drugs in the final episode of sports doping the endless chase. for little bottles and. circumstances and the fact that when her to the murder confessions are useless without corroboration she thought and they are questioning her about her being a victim of a rape not a suspect in a murder case newly false confession involves a completely made up story some will say anything thinking they can fix it later but there's no fixing it later and these statements are used against them in a court of law this is tim was joe bellenger on al-jazeera. the strength of al jazeera is that because we have such an expensive knack for people with comics a lot and actually shannon makes it with d.l. says he wants
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